EH Harriman

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Date of Birth February 20, 1848
Place of Birth Long Island, New York
Date of Death Sep 9, 1909 (61)
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E. H. Harriman

Edward Henry Harriman was an American railroad executive.

Born: Edward Henry Harriman, February 20, 1848, Hempstead, New York, U.S.
Died: September 09, 1909, Orange County, New York, U.S.
Resting place: St. John's Church Cemetery, Arden, New York
Occupation: Railroad executive
Known for: Harriman Alaska Expedition
Spouse(s): Mary Williamson Averell
Children: Mary Harriman Rumsey, Henry Neilson Harriman, Cornelia Harriman Gerry, Carol A. Harriman, William Averell Harriman, Edward Roland Noel Harriman
Relatives: Anne Harriman Vanderbilt (cousin), Oliver Harriman, Jr. (cousin), J. Borden Harriman (cousin), Herbert M. Harriman (cousin)

About EH Harriman

U.S. railroad executive who said, "It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear." He was also remembered for his Alaskan expedition.

Before Fame

He served in the United States Army as an inspector during World War I.


He became a director of the Union Pacific Railroad at 50 years old.

Family Life

He had two children with Gladys Fries in April 1917.


His legacy was preserved by Michael Gross, a passionate railfan who collected railroad memorabilia.

Information related to E. H. Harriman

  • Harriman family
  • Southern Pacific Railroad people
  • Union Pacific Railroad people
  • Explorers of Alaska
  • American landowners
  • American railroad executives of the 20th century
  • 19th-century American railroad executives
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